Develop your language skills for successful communication when applying for work and other employment-related situations.
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Content and learning outcomes
Oral activities to practice work-related communicative situations
Vocabulary and rhetoric in negotiations and discussions
Oral presentation techniques
CVs and cover letters, formal letters, e-mail and other business-related written communication
Overview of communication strategies for the culturally heterogeneous workplace
Discussions using authentic material to increase the understanding of current topics within technology and natural sciences (for example research ethics, sustainable development, and technological breakthroughs)
Intended learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to develop the student's language proficiencies and global skills for efficient work-related communication.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
• participate actively in discussions, meetings and negotiations in multicultural workplaces and culturally heterogeneous groups
• explain and defend his/her opinions in work-related discussions
• identify differences in linguistic style between everyday and work-related communication, and adapt his/her oral and written production according to the audience
• write business letters and documents
Literature and preparations
This course focuses on specific skills in English. At the start of the course, the student should therefore have general English skills equivalent to at least level B2 according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The students are responsible themselves to check their prior knowledge through a test taken before choosing the course.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LEXA - Continuous assessment, 7.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
All course components passed. 75% attendance requirement
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web LS1419